LOCATION: Maun, Botswana • PRIMARY WORK: Orphans and Vulnerable Children/Counselling and Testing • ESTABLISHED: 2000
Motse wa Tsholofelo Orphan and Vulnerable Children day care was established as a response to the needs of orphans and other vulnerable children in Maun, surrounding villages and settlements. The project is community-based and operates under Maun Counselling Centre. The daycare looks after 52 HIV-affected children aged two to six years-old and their caregivers. It provides educational activities, psychosocial support, meals, caregiver support and home visits to families.
Motse wa Tsholofelo has a huge impact on the lives of the children who attend the daycare and their caregivers. At the centre, children learn to develop social and academic skills that will prepare them for their future – both in school and in the community. The daycare supports orphan and vulnerable children from some of the poorest and hopeless communities in the region. They are malnourished, vulnerable to illness and generally “forgotten children.” The centre provides them with three meals a day, basic education and a chance to play in a safe and friendly environment. Children learn basic social skills and how to interact with others.
As well as meeting the needs of children, the centre also provides social and emotional support for their caregivers. They also offer basic hygiene, medical advice and clothing.
Village: Maun, Botswana
Telephone/Fax: +267 6865216
Mail: P.O. Box 21121, Maun, Botswana